Romo misses cut despite firing 76-74 at AT&T Byron Nelson
Tony Romo (Northern Texas PGA photo)
Another PGA Tour Start, another missed cut for former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The 39-year-old gave it a run at his home course, Trinity Forest Golf Club, for the AT&T Byron Nelson this week. He even chipped in for eagle in his opening 76. Alas, that and a second-round 74 were not enough to get him to the weekend – in fact, not even close.
Romo, at 8 over for 36 holes, was 10 shots away from making the cut but only four shots away from the bottom of the leaderboard.
For Romo, the eagle on the seventh hole in Thursday’s opening round was promising as he continues to chase a level of play that would allow him to compete on the PGA Tour.
“I think I could play well. Just the consistency aspect,” he said Thursday. “Takes time. It's going to take -- you know, like I said, I've been practicing at this over a year. Like anything, you got to continue to get better and improve. You have the ability and you know how you to improve, you can get there. So, there's signs of life. We'll say that.”
Despite trailing the cutline by so many shots, and being more than a longshot going in, Romo drew big crowds in Dallas.
“It was fantastic. It was really enjoyable,” he said of the crowds. “I could feel the energy and just feel them pulling for you. Made me feel good inside. Nice gesture by the fans today.”
Romo played a handful of amateur events last summer – including Wisconsin state and regional events as well as the prestigious Western Amateur – and also made it through the prequalifying stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.